repetition0001The contemporary human, the mass or herd man, “freely” accepts the (concentration) camp as his life space, bringing him only self-destruction. Whilst our subjective time is being stolen from us, the space of our concealed inwardness loses its place: it becomes “the inacceptable point” with-in the camp: the boredom of everyday and passionless routine. The destruction of the metaphysics of presence is not enough. The fundamental turn must come from the metanoia, from the in-between of blissfulness and madness. The atopos of repetition happens then perhaps on the borders of revelation, and is at the same time is not afraid to reveal itself beyond ontology as existence, which in its own changeability is unchangeable. The single individual’s original space of selfness is dispersed, yet at the same time is also conscience, the place paradoxically hidden in the polemical (and not in philosophizing with a hammer, as Levinas would moralistically reproach yet another Zarathustrian vision preserving the open ambiguity of a concrete otherness contra “lie (mass, herd, pack)”)

Kierkegaards metaethical fragments 1In this book, Dr. Mahrik succeeds in laying bare Kierkegaard's ideas (which were novel for his time) with a new intensity and new urgency for the professional and wider readership. I consider many of his insights, observations and analyzes to be unique and relatively rare among current experts worldwide. Those who want to dig deeper into the roots of the current discourse on ethics will welcome Mahrik’s Iucid introduction to the nature of Kierkegaardian metaethicaI thinking because of his relevance and accuracy.

Reviewers: Stephen C. Evans, Martin Beck Matuštík, Primož Repar

Number of pages: 143
Price: 9 EUR

Svate dny židovskeho 1The authors of this publication focus their attention primarily  on the area of the Ashkenazi Jews, which is closer to us geographically than the area of the Sephardic (and other) Jews. These other areas are referenced only marginally. We have also chosen to offer a solid, yet not overwhelming amount of information to our readers pertaining to liturgy. Liturgy is subject to change depending on the year's seasons, territory, as well as the customs of the local communities. Thus, we have only focused on the main stream and contents of the most important prayers.

The publication is divided into five main parts. Besides an (1) Introduction and a concise discussion of the authors' goals and methodology, we offer (2) a definition of key terms, (3) we list relevant pri mary sources for examining the holy days of the Jewish calendar, (4) we introduce the Jewish calendar itself and (5) offer some concluding remarks. Individual chapters of this publication have been written on the basis of listed pri mary sources and secondary literature. The titles of the Tanach books are cited in their Hebrew original, which we consider more appropriate given our topic, than to cite them using the "Czech Ecumenical Translation" as has become a common practice today.

Kierkegaard Pon kot dog 2016 1Pred seboj imamo sadove dela s 5. Mednarodnega filozofskega simpozija Miklavža Ocepka, ki je bil tokrat v največji meri posvečen prav spominu tega mnogo prezgodaj umrlega slovenskega filozofa, ki je bil duša filozofskih dogajanj okrog našega društva. Leta 2015 je namreč minevalo deset let, odkar nas je ‚naš‘ Miklavž (1963–2005) zapustil. To je že deveti zbornik mednarodnih filozofskih srečanj založbe KUD Apokalipsa (peti inštituta SERISK (z angleško kratico CERI-SK) Ljubljana), saj od leta 2013 organiziramo vsako leto bodisi simpozije ali konference in delavnice, v letu 2018 pa izide tako slovenski kot angleški zbornik pod osrednjim imenom »Kierkegaard«. Pod tem imenom je pričujoči zbornik že peti. Tudi simpozij 2015 je, tako kot prejšnji 2013, potekal pod častnim pokroviteljstvom predsednika Republike Slovenije g. Boruta Pahorja.

Pričujoči zbornik, tako kot vsi po letu 2013, prinaša bogato spremljevalno gradivo, tokrat je to galerija portretov filozofov in drugih udeležencev simpozija, ki jo je »zakrivil« član fotografske sekcije Srednjeevropskega raziskovalnega inštituta Soeren Kierkegaard Ljubljana Jože Suhadolnik, pa tudi že tradicionalna fotografska reportaža. Sicer nam pred nami razprostrta knjiga prinaša petintrideset različnih esejev in študij, omizje, pa tudi slavnostne in otvoritvene nagovore ter uvodni nagovor avtorja ob otvoritvi razstave Koliko je ena? slikarja Ignaca Medena.

Ethical AspectsIt seems that there is a consensus in the scientific community that the mentioned problems are not sporadic and the cases that become visible can represent just the tip of iceberg. It is for this reason that the development of ethical studies needs adequate support and prioritizing.”

prof. Štefan Luby


Reviewers: Dalimír Hajko, Peter Kondrla, Pavol Dancák
Number of pages: 379
Price: 10 EUR


Dagmar Moral Values 2The work of Dagmar Marková is a unique monograph that, in terms of ethics, provides data and figures, which have not been published in Slovakia or the Czech Republic, so far. Moreover, it moves ethics in the area of sexual lifestyle to the psychological – ethical level and thus, it eliminates unnecessary ideologization and moralization on one hand, and brings clear responses to the assumptions and prejudice in sexual lifestyle on the other hand. The monograph can be therefore considered as an avant-garde work, as it is at the beginning of confrontation with anachronistic opinions on this issue, i.e. on discovering values in sexual and partner relationships. The author's main triumph in this confrontation is her professional methodological approaches present in modern science.

doc. PhDr. Miloslav Jůzl, Ph.D.

Reviewers: doc. PhDr. Miloslav Jůzl, Ph.D., doc. PhDr. PaedDr. Kamil Janiš, CSc. and doc. PhDr. Lenka Haburajová Ilavská, PhD.
Number of pages: 250
Price: 12 EUR